A Colombian high court on Friday withdrew the parliament seat for a former left-wing guerrilla leader who never assumed office after negotiating the country's historic peace deal. Ivan Marquez renounced his seat 11 months ago and went into hiding, claiming the 2016 peace deal that ended more than a half-century of conflict was being “disfigured”.Add your comment!
Brazil's president Jair Bolsonaro on Friday criticized the Supreme Court's decision to criminalize homophobia, saying it could hurt gays by deterring companies from hiring them.1 comment
A Brazilian judge on Friday acquitted a mentally ill man of attacking president Jair Bolsonaro on last year's campaign trail, but jailed him for an indefinite period. Adelio Bispo de Oliveira stabbed Bolsonaro in the stomach on Sep 6 during a campaign rally in Juiz de Fora, in the southeastern state of Minas Gerais.Add your comment!
Iran dismissed as “baseless” on Friday US accusations it executed twin attacks that left two tankers ablaze in the Gulf of Oman, raising fears of conflict in the strategically vital waterway.Add your comment!
The Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo released this week the identity of the son of a young couple disappeared while under arrest during the bloody Argentine 1976/1983 military dictatorship. Javier Matías Darroux Mijalchuk thus became the 130 child, now a full grown man, to have been identified by the human rights group.Add your comment!
Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, confirmed her visit to Venezuela between June 19 and 21 to meet with President Nicolas Maduro, as well as several ministers and senior officials of his Government.Add your comment!
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, a strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake hit off the coast of Chile, near the coastal city of Coquimbo today.Add your comment!
Argentine consumer prices rose 3.1% in May, the government’s official statistics agency said on Thursday. Accumulated inflation in the 12 months through May came to 57.3%, and year-to-date inflation was 19.2%, according to the National Census and Statistics Institute, known by its acronym, INDEC.3 comments
A project led by students at a rural school in San Luis de Palmar, the Argentine province of Corrientes, helped identify the remains of a fallen combatant during the South Atlantic conflict: Ramón Cirilo Blanco, according to researchers at the Universidad Nacional del Nordeste (UNNE).1 comment
White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders, a fierce loyalist of President Donald Trump who channelled his combativeness toward the news media, will leave her job at month’s end for a possible political future in her home state of Arkansas, Trump said on Thursday.Add your comment!